The Yad Vashem Jerusalem magazine is dedicated to major developments at Yad Vashem and its Holocaust-related programs, events, and news in Israel and worldwide. It focuses on Yad Vashem's ongoing activities as the world center of commemoration, research, documentation, and education. Distributed around the globe, Yad Vashem Jerusalem demonstrates how Yad Vashem is a dynamic and vital place of intergenerational and international encounter, and a home for the historical records, the personal losses, and the visions of hope – bearing the torch of remembrance in the heart of Jerusalem and standing as a beacon of warning against antisemitism, hatred and genocide.
The publication covers a wide range of topics, from groundbreaking research initiatives and scholarly conferences to educational methodologies, teacher-training courses, and curriculum development. Current publications, research projects, and recent Holocaust-era acquisitions are highlighted through colorful narratives, as are the many projects and achievements of Yad Vashem’s Hall of Names and Shoah Victims' Names Recovery Project. The magazine also features personal stories of Holocaust victims, survivors and Righteous Among the Nations; texts on notable personalities who visit the site; information about Yad Vashem’s Museum Complex; and articles raising awareness about Holocaust-related current affairs and trends.
Since the magazine's inception in 1996, its distribution has grown from a few thousand to some 12,000 worldwide and 4,000 in Israel. Currently published in English and Hebrew, the magazine reaches a wide assemblage of readers: eminent scholars and researchers, educators, Holocaust survivors, members of the second and third generations, friends of Yad Vashem, reporters and media organization affiliates, diplomats, and members of Holocaust-related organizations.